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copyholder Syllabification: cop·y·hold·er
Pronunciation: /ˈkäpēˌhōldər/

Definition of copyholder in English:


1 (also copy holder) A clasp or stand for holding sheets of text while it is keyed or typed.
Example sentences
  • Also features an in-line copyholder so you can position documents for easy, comfortable viewing.
  • Save space on your desk by securely suspending this copyholder from your partition or the edge of your desk.
  • The new sturdy plastic, multi-use computer copyholder is also a portable clipboard.
2British historical A person who holds land in copyhold.
Example sentences
  • Tenants of farms and copyholders were evicted by business-minded landlords.
  • By the later 19th century historians writing of England from a European perspective often saw peasants as small freeholders, copyholders, and even farmers.
  • By the 13th century the pattern was beginning to unravel as more and more villeins obtained their freedom and became copyholders.

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